World Plumbing Day 11th March


Today is World Plumbing Day.  It seems like we a have a ‘day’ for everything these days (sorry, pardon the pun!) which is another excuse to throw on a function and celebrate the world of… whatever and today it’s plumbing.


I’m not trying to be sarcastic but I can’t keep up with all these different days since we just had International Women’s Day on Friday. Can you believe we also have a World Toilet day on the 19th of November?

What is World Plumbing Day? Here is the exact wording from the World Plumbing Day website.

World Plumbing Day is an international event on March 11 initiated by the World Plumbing Council celebrating the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.”


I have always written about how important it is to use a licensed plumber when installing plumbing. If there was no running water or sewerage, there would be no such vocation as being a plumber. And plumbing is a necessary need that ensures everybody’s waste is taken away safely and fresh water is supplied easily with no contamination. This is why plumbing is a licensed trade.


So to all plumbers in Australia and around the world, Happy Plumbing Day! You may not have received breakfast in bed or a card to say thank you for being a plumber, but you can be assured that what you do keeps our society safe from diseases and ill health.